Careers Education

How to avoid burning bridges with prospective employers

This article, written by Laura Slingo from the UK’s leading independent job board CV-Library, has been written for you to share with your teenager so you can help them to understand what is expected of them in the working world and how their actions have consequences....

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What does a quality careers education programme look like?

I'm aware that teachers visit this site and thought it might be helpful to say a bit about what secondary schools should consider in terms of improving the careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG for short) they provide. Teachers are expert at...

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Generic Skills ~ advice from a major employer

 When recruiting young people, employers are often most interested in personal qualities which are quite hard to define or pin down precisely.  So they will make judgements based on gut instinct – relying on their intuition to help them decide whether an applicant...

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Emotional Resilience ~ ten tips for teens

This advice from the American Psychological Association is aimed at young people facing a personal crisis. It's good advice and many adults should find it instructive too! Ten simple ideas on how to deal with emotional turmoil that have that all important ring of...

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How to write a CV personal statement

A personal statement is a brief, eye catching statement that explains your reasons for applying while highlighting your key skills. It should be the very first item at the top of your CV and should show that you know about the job you are applying for and why you...

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Why Careers Education Matters ~ by Laura-Jane Rawlings

Greetings dear reader This post is mainly for the enlightenment of teachers and school governors. The short video provides the opportunity for you to listen to one of England's top experts on Careers Education explaining why it is so important to do more on this....

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Choosing GCSE subjects ~ the essential guide

In the world of education making the step up from Year 9 to Year 10 is referred to as one of the key transition points.  A fancy term which just indicates that something important is happening; so everyone (especially parents and carers) should pay attention! Very few...

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Work Experience ~ What’s going wrong?

“It helps young people find out more about the working world, can give insight into what careers and jobs are available and what they need to do to get there. Crucially, young people tend to listen more to employers than to teachers or parents so their interventions,...

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